On Showing Up Prepared

I just wanted to make sure that every beat that [Dr. Dre] played for me, I had a rhyme ready to go.

Eminem, on their first day of working together

You had your whole life to prepare for this moment. Why aren’t you ready?

There’s an important parable here about working on your craft now so that you’re ready when future opportunities present themselves. 

What are we doing today for tomorrow?